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Roebuck 'Pops' Staples (1915–2000)

Roebuck 'Pops' Staples was born on December 28, 1915 in Winona, Mississippi, USA. He was married to Oceola Staples. He died on December 19, 2000 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. See full bio »

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 2011-2012 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Roger McGuinn (2012) ... (writer: "The Uncloudy Day" - uncredited)
- Raul Malo (2011) ... (writer: "Somebody Saved Me")
 2011 The Help (writer: "Don't Knock")
 2009 Guitarjed's Street Music (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wipeout - The Last Time (2009) ... (writer: "The Last Time" - uncredited)
 2006 Come Early Morning (performer: "DON'T KNOCK" - as Roebuck "Pops" Staples) / (writer: "DON'T KNOCK" - as Roebuck "Pops" Staples)
 2005 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) ... (writer: "Help Me Jesus" - as Roebuck Staples)
 1997 Soul in the Hole (Documentary) (arranger: "What Are They Doing?" - as R. Staples)
 1986 True Stories (performer: "Papa Legba")
 1965 Dave's Place (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1965) ... (writer: "You Don't Knock")
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 1997 Wag the Dog
Pops Staples (as Pops Staples)
 1986 True Stories
Mr. Tucker
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 1994 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series)
- Episode dated 29 September 1994 (1994) ... Themselves (as Pops Staples)
 1994 Later with Jools Holland (TV Series)
- Episode #3.7 (1994) ... Himself (as Pops Staples)
 1985 The 27th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special)
Himself (as Pops Staples)
 1974-1984 Soul Train (TV Series documentary)
- Staples Singers/Donna Summer (1984) ... Himself
- The Staple Singers/Bunny Sigler (1974) ... Himself
 1972 Flip (TV Series)
- Episode #3.6 (1972) ... Himself
 1971 Soul to Soul (Documentary)
Himself (as Pops Staples)
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 2007 Great Performances (TV Series)
 2005 Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself (as The Staple Singers)
 2002 BrotherMen (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (as Pops Staples)

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The Staple Singers | Pops Staples

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